Taking Flight: The Skystreak

Eli Whitney Museum

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Begin with the classic dime store balsa wind-up flyer; add science; re-shape the wings for control. Add quality elastic and a little lubricant for power. Trim the plane
for lift…study your test flights and you have powerful lessons in basic engineering and learning. Requires weather suitable for outdoor flights.

Projects adapted from Inventing Flight, a national curriculum to celebrate the dawn of flight’s second century.

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